Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2017

216 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190601348

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The Making of Black Lives Matter

A Brief History of an Idea

Christopher J. Lebron

  • Presents a concise and accessible history of the rhetoric and activism that has laid the foundation for the modern #BlackLivesMatter movement
  • Argues for a renewed focus on the idea of equal standing in society for African Americans, rather than the current focus on policing and laws
  • Draws from a number of fields, including African American studies, philosophy, and political science to trace the intellectual foundations of contemporary protest strategy